Big-game Buckeyes won’t back down off playoff stage

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel insists nothing changed.

The Sporting News’ first-team All-American sat at a table in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Dec. 15 fielding questions. He talked about the miraculous eight-yard reception where he reversed field to set up fourth-and-1. He recounted every detail of “29 lead,” the 15-yard touchdown run in a 30-27 double-overtime victory against No. 3 Michigan that pushed the Buckeyes into the College Football Playoff. More